UB Co-Sponsors Global Bio Pharma Conference

Release Date: August 31, 2004 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo and the Global Bio Pharma Conference Group is sponsoring "Global Bio Pharma Conference -- 2004," a gathering of biopharmaceutical industry leaders, academicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to discuss "emerging issues, challenges and opportunities in the new millennium for biologicals, pharmaceuticals, clinical trials and diagnostics."

The meeting will be held Sept. 14-17 in Mumbai, India, the first time such a conference has been held on the Indian subcontinent. Madhavan Nair, research professor in the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is a conference organizer.

Several UB faculty members will speak at the meeting, including Bruce Holm, executive director of the Buffalo Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences; Woodrow W. Maggard, associate vice provost for science, technology transfer and economic outreach; Jamson Lwebuga-Mukasa, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, and Paresh Dandona, UB Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine.

Among the topics to be discussed are "Opportunities and Challenges in Global Outsourcing of Biologics and Pharmaceuticals," Advances in the R&D of Small Molecule Pharmaceuticals," "Advances in Bioprocess Development and Manufacturing" and "Patents, Compliance and Marketing in the New Era."

Conference registration is still open. For more information, contact Nair at 832-5790 or mnair@buffalo.edu, or go to the conference Web site at http://www.gbpcg.com.

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